A report on the Vanuatu Government’s consultation on deep sea mining has been presented to the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources urging wider consultation and analysis, and suggests invoking a precautionary principle to guide future activity in this sector.
Ben Bohane witnessed the latest chapter in West Papua’s bid for recognition, as the United Liberation Movement of West Papua submits its application for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group while PNG calls attention to human rights abuses there.
In a historic presentation, West Papuan leaders representing their newly unified movement, have applied for membership of the MSG. Dan McGarry captures the ceremony in a photo essay.
Small island states that contribute little to the carbon problem globally need to change their ways as they are demanding of big nations. The apparent conflict between profiting from the oil company industry and demanding it be phased down must be addressed.
PiPP is supporting the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations and other Pacific delegations in the final phase of the intergovernmental negotiations that will define the post-2015 development agenda.
Negotiations on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals resumed in New York this week. Negotiations are well under way to decide what development goals will succeed the MDGs, and this time there has been much broader input.